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Old 07-13-2016, 01:36 AM   #1
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Problems with Gwenview - design or bugs?

I am using Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon.

I have been using Gwenview for some time to view the contents of folders of photographs by looking at one photo at a time and then clicking for the next or previous in the sequence.

It claims to show individual photos in this way ordered by name, date, or size, but the later two at least of these two options seem to not work for me.

I have often found that I can look through all of a folder and apparently see all of the photos. But when I close Glenview, do something else, then look at the folder again in Glenview I see other photos in the sequence that I did not see the last time.

Another thing that sometimes happens is if I have a sequence of photos say ABCDEFG.... probably ordered by date or size, then clicking forward all the time I actually see a sequence like:


The other thing that sometimes happens that if I delete a photo then when I click to go backwards in the sequence I see a completely different set of photos than what I had previously seen.

So what is going on please?

Old 07-13-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
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I'm not quite clear on this. Are you saying that you set the photos in a certain order of your choosing, exit Gwenview, then, when you restart the Gwenview, the pictures are in a different order?

If I've got this wrong, please straighten me out.
Old 10-07-2016, 06:04 AM   #3
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Glenview is only capable of displaying images in date order for a minute or two, then it behaves in a peculiar way. I do not know why this is. At a guess it might be due to me deleting an image perhaps.

When I think I have seen all the images in a folder, after looking at them sequentially, then go back to that folder and look at it again, it shows other images that it did not show on the previous occasion.

And often images are shown in a sequence like this: DEF DEFG DEFGH DEFGHI DEFGHIJ and so on, where each letter represents a particular image (so "D" for example is the same image).

Trying to use a file browser or image viewer where you cannot see the images in date order, but have to keep closing the viewer after every image and go back to the file browser and restart the viewer is like trying to drive a car where the steering wheel does not work and you have to keep jumping out of the car every few seconds to push the car around in the direction you want to go.

I have, however, found (so far) that another image viewer gthumb does consistently show the images in date order, although you have to click down several sub-menus to make it do so. It will not display things as a list though. If someone added a list view to gthumb, made the list sortable by any column, and then displayed the images in this order (in other words like Windows Explorer) then this would be the killer app that would get people using Linux.

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